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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Budget Agreement

Last night, I spoke with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray to thank them for their work to achieve a bipartisan budget agreement. The deal they reached reduces the impact of sequestration cuts and provides the Department of Defense with greater budget certainty, which is important for us to be able to plan effectively. While this agreement doesn't solve every budget problem facing DoD, it will help address our military readiness challenge by restoring funding for training and procurement - especially in fiscal year 2014.

Secretary Hagel Asked to Review DOD Connections to Southern Poverty Law Center

Family Research Council (FRC) and 15 other organizations announced today the submission of a letter

NOT SO SAFE AFTER ALL

House, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairs Drop Bombshell
By Harold Hutchison

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, dropped a bombshell on CNN’s State of the Union, according to a report by Newsmax.com.

"Gender-Neutral" Infantry Training Includes Gender-Normed Test Scores

"Gender-Neutral" Infantry Training Includes Gender-Normed Test Scores
CMR Analyzes Double-Think About Double Standards and Violence Against Women

Markey Introduces Bill to Protect Troops from Predatory Lenders

SOF supports this legislation to protect our troops from predatory lending.


In an effort to help servicemembers and their families cope with the
unique circumstances that often jeopardize their financial stability,
Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today introduced the Military
Savings Act, legislation to promote savings rates among military
servicemembers and decrease their need to turn to predatory payday
lenders in times of financial crisis. The legislation establishes

Coast Guard medevacs ailing crewman

A U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medically evacuated a 57-year-old Filipino man from an oil tanker approximately 35 miles west of Oceanside, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013. The man was hoisted from the 1,077-foot Front Stratus after he began experiencing stroke-like symptoms. U.S. Coast Guard video.

MARK WAHLBERG on Actors Comparing Themselves to Soldiers

WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE

The Case for Arresting Glenn Greenwald

By Cliff Kinkaid
Accuracy in Media